3 Bedrm Ranch, w/ Sofa bed,1 Bath, (Sleeps 6-9) Outdr Shwr.w/lg level grass yard
Bill & Diana Welch
About Bill & Diana Welch
We vacationed here for 20 yrs. before our dream came true of owning a place directly on the Quonnie Pond. We called it our giant aquarium when our daughter was young. We love boating, swimming,clam bakes, beach combing, fishing & playing on/in the water. The scenic sunsets, moonlight & wide open sky are picturesque not to mention the ever changing water views are unsurpassed! This area boasts unique pristine & private beaches,water activities,events,shopping,tall ships, Fairs art & Agricultural. Lots of fun & variety. It's a great vacation spot in paradise!We just love it here!We encourage you to experience it too!
Bill & Diana Welch purchased this House in 2000
Why Bill & Diana Welch chose Charlestown
Location, Location, Location! There isn't a better place to vacation than Quonnie Salt Pond! The water views & sunsets are gorgeous here. Lots to do, minutes to everything, a giant aquarium playground. This is a Fantastic boating & watersports area. Access to many beaches, fishing, clamming, Block Island (20 mins) many other places by your own boat. The best variety of pristine sandy beaches & conservation wildlife areas anywhere!! Go for leisurely walks; read a book surrounded by serenity & beauty and breathe in the fresh salt air. It's a jewel of area! Don't forget to bring your camera, plenty of suntan lotion & beach gear!
What makes this House unique
So much to enjoy! Bring your Boat, kayaks, surfboards, fishing gear, clam rakes and beach gear. Many events throughout the summer, close to Seafood festival and Rhythm and Roots, Kayaking, Birdwatching area. Ospreys have nest within view. They return every year faithfully. Herons, sandpipers and many other species. Fishing and clam right off the back yard or launch your small boat. Spice Your Life up with fun & excitement! Hop on the Ferries to Block Is, Martha’s Vineyard, Nantucket or Cape Cod or tour the harbors! Visit Newport, Foxwoods and Mohegan Sun Casinos (15 min) w/outlet malls, Pequot Indian museum, the Hard Rock Cafe at Mohegan Sun. Treasure hunt at the beach, take a boat trip, shop, sail, swim, golf or hike. Enjoy playing & kayaking on a huge saltpond! Visit Scenic Block Island, Watch Hill, Wickford, Beavertail Lighthouse, Jamestown, Mystic Seaport Village & Aquarium, Nature Center & Zoo!! Go antiquing, shopping, sightseeing, harbor cruises, to the theater. There are many hiking/biking trails & conservation areas. We have superb fresh & saltwater fishing. There are many country clubs for golfing, a shooting range (skeet & trap), bowling, tennis, gym. There's endless activities & events! There's plenty to see & do! Don't miss the Fun & for all ages!!
Check-in: 4:00 p.m.
Check-out: 10:30 a.m.
THE Amount of people is not to exceed 9
Please Smoke outside only
Large grassy level backyard great for games,kites
Minimum age of primary renter:27
Max guests:9 (sleeps up to 9 adults)
This property is one level and handicap friendly
Driveway is small so cars are limited to no more than 6 cars. Boat w/trailers must talk to owner
Quiet hours after 11pm and before 8am
No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made
Okay for a quick stay and nice view
We enjoyed the view and backyard but the property wasn’t very clean. There were cob webs, the shower was dirty and there were black hairs on the king bed. The linens that were provided weren’t clean either. The place needs a good scrubbing and better upkeep. The pots and pans all need to be replaced. I was disappointed that they didn’t provide sheets,towels, soap, toilet paper, paper towels or trash bags. Beds were hard. And the portable one is broken so we couldn't use it. Checking in was easy. It’s also hard to find Uber’s in the area. Sunsets were beautiful and the place was ok for a quick stay.
Thank you for your feedback. We have a reputable cleaning company and we take pride in our property being cleanly. We wish that you had contacted us to let us know about the issue with the cleaning company as they would have easily rectified the problem. The broken rollaway bed was also not brought to our attention and we could have provided you with an alternate one. We try to keep a well furnished kitchen and do clean and/or replace items if needed. It’s spelled out on our website very clearly and then again in our rental agreement provided to you that we do not provide linens, paper goods, soap, trash bags etc for the entire stay unless a tenant opts to pay the extra fee for them. Our mattresses are newer, supportive quality beds. While they do have uber/lift here it may not be as readily available as a larger city there is always taxi services or car rentals available. We are surprised by this review and very disappointed that your stay wasn’t suitable. We try to do our best to make your vacation pleasant and memorable for everyone.
Amazing and private!!
What an amazing property! Our family spent the entire week playing in the huge yard, at the private beach and in the water. Drank our coffee by the water, grilled local seafood dinners, and took the kayaks and a picnic to the island a short distance away. A wonderful property for families - we didn't even need to head to the public beach, everything was right in our backyard! Thanks for an awesome vacation!!
Oh thank you! It’s so nice to hear & see how you & your wonderful family enjoyed it! We are happy to share such an amazing treasure with others! I loved hearing the children’s laughter & watching by them play!
Please come back again! Thank you for leave by the house neat & orderly!
It’s a joy renting to families like yours!
This is a small, but comfortable, house on a beautiful salt pond. Two of the bedrooms are roomy; one is smaller. The kitchen and dining room areas are comfortable and well-equipped. The living room is rather small, but opens up onto the backyard and spectacular views of the pond! It would be nice if there were some bikes and beach chairs available as there doesn't seem to be anywhere to rent these nearby. Overall, a very comfortable place to stay.
Thank you for your visit & review! You can rent bikes for the week very reasonable nearby. We have a link in the guest hospitality page that gives you that information. There's also a wealth of info in the house on many things to do or rent. There's 2 kayaks on the property to enjoy the saltpond that's your backyard.We did have several beach chairs but we no longer provide them. However,we do have loungers & outdoor chairs to use at the property only.
Great spot for relaxing, summer get-away
We love this spot!! Looks small but spacious and comfortable inside, with all the amenities you need to enjoy your time on the shore. Close to everything - Clamming, bike riding, lunch at Matunuck Oyster House and the Andrea and be sure to check out the Galapagos Boutique!! This is our second stay and this is truly a gem. We'll be back!!
Just got back from a great Sister’s weekend! The place was exactly as pictured. Bed’s were comfortable and the view was wonderful! The whole experience was exactly as I had hoped.
Thank you! We are delighted you had a wonderful time. We enjoyed having your family and hope you will stay again soon!
This house is perfect for a max of 8 people! There is only 1 bathroom but even with 3 teenage girls, this was not an issue for us! The house was perfect size, beds were comfortable and roll away twin bed fits in one of the bedrooms so all 3 kids could sleep in 1 room. We brought our own bed sheets and towels. The house had everything we needed for cooking breakfast and late night snacks. We ate out during the days. The views were breathtaking and the owners were so easy to work with. We will definitely stay here again. The price, location and the amenities were perfect.
We enjoyed having you at the house! It is a great, having the Quonnie saltpond as your backyard. There is nothing more scenic as being on the water. We are happy that you found the house comfortable & fully furnished. We try to do our best to make it pleasant as if we were staying there. .We look forward to having you back! Thank you for sharing your experience!
Record Weight Fish Caught On Premises!! Excellent Stargazing, Clamming, Boating, kayaking. Foxwood and Mohegan Sun Casinos, Unique Shopping & Restaurants,Golf/Country Clubs, Tennis, Worship@Abba's House of Prayer, Mystic Aquarium & Seaport, Misquamicut, Antiques, Babcock-Smith House & other restored historical homes, Tall Ships, Sailing & cruise Boat Tours, Dinner Train, Newport Jazz Fest, Rhythm & Roots Music Fest, Seafood Fest, PowWows, Nature Centers & planetarium, Water slides, Fireworks,Visit Block Island, Circus, Whale Watching, Beach combing, Pequot Museum, Salt/ Freshwater Fishing & Tournaments, Skeet Shooting/Hunting, Unique Spectrum for Bird watching of Rare & Migratory, Craft Fairs,Auctions,Flea Market/Tag Sales, Walmart, NUMEROUS EVENTS & ACTIVITIES YEAR ROUND